EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink Awards

The nom­i­na­tions are in and the judges have be­gun their work – it’s only weeks now un­til the win­ners of the 2018 EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink Awards are re­vealed.

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Let the judg­ing be­gin!

THE 2018 EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink Awards are hosted by Suf­folk Mag­a­zine and the East Anglian Daily Times, and we’re de­lighted, once again, to have the con­tin­ued sup­port of our head­line spon­sor East of Eng­land Co-op, who are also spon­sor­ing the Suf­folk Food and Drink Hero award.

They are a fel­low cham­pion of lo­cal food and drink, and their list of sup­pli­ers in­cludes many Suf­folk pro­duc­ers whose prod­ucts are to be found in East of Eng­land Co-op stores, es­pe­cially the Lo­cally Sourced range.

The EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink Awards are a celebration of our flavour­some county. With its proud her­itage of farm­ing, coastal fish­ing and brew­ing, few places can boast the rich va­ri­ety of pro­duce found in Suf­folk. The county’s pro­duc­ers and pur­vey­ors grow, rear, catch and cook some of the best food and drink to be found in Bri­tain. From in­de­pen­dent butch­ers, bak­ers and farm shops, to neigh­bour­hood pubs, vi­brant cafes and fine din­ing restau­rants, the EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink Awards recog­nise and re­ward them all.

Fi­nal­ists will be an­nounced on April 18 in the EADT Eat sec­tion, and all the win­ners will be re­vealed at a spe­cial EAT Suf­folk Food & Drink cel­e­bra­tory din­ner at Wher­stead Park, Ip­swich, on April 30. We’re de­lighted to wel­come our new­est spon­sor, Bid­food, who are sup­port­ing the pres­ti­gious Best Restau­rant cat­e­gory. Bid­food has cho­sen to be part of the awards be­cause it recog­nises that many of the nom­i­nees and win­ners are Bid­food cus­tomers.

“We pro­vide their in­gre­di­ents but they make them into some­thing mag­i­cal for their cus­tomers to en­joy,” says Jon Matthews, of Bid­food. “We are proud of our Suf­folk roots and want to be part of pro­mot­ing our county which has some of the best eater­ies and drink­ing es­tab­lish­ments bar none. We want to join their suc­cess and cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing that is great about Suf­folk’s food and drink industry.”

Jon says he ad­mires the di­ver­sity, pas­sion and ex­cel­lence that lo­cal busi­nesses bring to life in the county.

“It doesn’t mat­ter whether you do 10 or 100 cov­ers a day, serve cof­fee and cake or a 10-course tast­ing menu, craft ales or a cheeky gin and tonic, ev­ery­thing is done with the main ob­jec­tive of de­liv­er­ing a qual­ity of­fer­ing to the sat­is­fac­tion of cus­tomers, time and time again. Busi­ness own­ers in Suf­folk iden­tify that we all have to keep up with ever chang­ing sea­sons, mar­ket trends and the eco­nomic cli­mate. They can only do this by pro­vid­ing ser­vice ex­cel­lence and hav­ing the com­plete pack­age when it comes to de­liv­er­ing it – great staff, qual­ity bev­er­ages and great food means a great ex­pe­ri­ence for the cus­tomer.”

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